ECDI, That Food Truck featured on “Nightline”ECDI Spotlight — By Douglas Craven on March 28, 2013 at 8:00 am
In 2010, the Economic and Community Development Institute launched the Food Fort− a mobile food cart commissary, commercial kitchen and bakery, and food business incubator.
The primary goals of the Food Fort are to help new businesses get off the ground and to provide access to new markets for startup and existing businesses.
That Food Truck −a Food Fort member and an ECDI loan client, as well as a consulting client− gained national attention when ABC’s “Nightline” featured the business and ECDI last week.
ECDI was honored to be included in the program’s feature about the exciting mobile food scene here in Columbus, and excited to share the spotlight with That Food Truck. With the help of our comprehensive suite of services, such as training, capitalization and technical assistance, That Food Truck has achieved considerable success.
“Nightline’s” Reena Ninan followed That Food Truck Owners Steve Concilla and Dan Kraus over the course of three months to document the evolution of their business. Watch the segment below.
To learn more about the Economic and Community Development Institute, visit ECDI.org.
Photo by Caroline Kraus of one.four studio.
Douglas joined the Economic and Community Development Institute team in April 2012. In his role as Development/Outside Relationship Manager, Douglas works with the President and CEO regarding ECDI’s development strategy, including managing relations, community engagement, and fundraising. Originally from New Jersey, Douglas relocated to Columbus for Masters and Doctoral Programs at The Ohio State University. He can be contacted via email at email@example.com or by phone at 614-732-0572.
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